This third book in the popular Do More Art series exposes how the simplest of writing tools is in fact the key to an entire universe of artistic expression. From simple doodling and mark-making to meticulously built-up tour de forces – a piece of graphite is all that is needed to create whole new worlds. Selwyn Leamy and Eve Blackwood explore the many different ways the pencil can be used: from hatching and smudging to frottage and even collage. Each technique is clearly explained and illustrated with works by some of the greatest contemporary pencil practitioners – demonstrating once and for all that the pencil really is mightier than the pen.
Eve Blackwood is the Head of Art at Hampton Court House School. She graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with a BA in Illustration and took a Post Graduate Diploma in Animation. Her graduation film was shown at that year's Edinburgh International Film Festival. She lives in London with her two young children.
Selwyn Leamy is an artist based in London. He is a co-founder of the creative travel company Frui and has taught drawing and painting in various beautiful locations around the world. He has exhibited his landscape paintings extensively in the UK and also in Italy.
"Each technique is clearly explained and illustrated with works by some of the greatest contemporary pencil practitioners—demonstrating once and for all that the pencil really is mightier than the pen." - 3 x 3 Magazine
"This concise book packs a significant punch with information on tools and techniques used with graphite pencils, as well as a look at other types of pencils... Plentiful images of works by 22 contemporary artists inspire creativity and stoke the imagination." - Artists Magazine